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Barnes Class: The Reality of My Surroundings: Observational Drawing
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 09:30 – Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 12:30 GMT
Renew your passion for drawing with a focus on observational drawing with local artist Michael Ajerman.
Observational drawing is a technique which helps you to understand and capture the way objects appears to us in a physical space whilst investigating how mass, shape, and light can affect our perception of our surroundings. Students will address these issues through focusing on still life and a life model. The class will alternate between the two for the term, working in pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal, and/or pastel pencils.
Students will pick from a wide variety of art reproductions supplied by the teacher. These pictures, from the Renaissance to Contemporary Art, supply a variety of images and compositions that the students can learn from through the process of drawing. Students will be working on one large drawing for the whole class in any medium that they want.
Students will draw from a large still life, choosing to focus either on a specific item/object or from a large composition of items arranged on the tables. This will enable minor details to become monumental and forms to really be addressed. Along with the interplay of objects, the focus will hone in on making an interaction between the shapes. Students are encouraged to bring in an item or objects that they would like to draw from to add to the composition - the higher the variety of items, the better.
A nude model will be present and students will incorporate the lessons learnt from the previous class whilst drawing from the human form. There will be a mixture of long and short poses.
A nude model will be present and students will use the lessons learnt from the term to draw from the human form. We will be doing long and short poses.
All basic materials are provided. If students have a drawing tool/medium to explore or already have at home and wish to use (coloured pencils, pastels, conte), please bring along to the class. The more variety, the better!
This is a 4-week course and may be booked as individual sessions or an entire course block.